Cancer on the case (again)

Another big shout out to Evening Cancer editor Mike Norton and his super smart newsroom boys.

PAY AS YOU THROW” thundered the front page of our ever so good local newspaper yesterday.

A “pay-as-you-throw” scheme charging householders £2 per sack to take away rubbish they cannot fit in their bins could be introduced in Bristol,” they explain.

What a revelation. Indeed The Bristol Blogger only told you about this over two months ago. And it was contained – albeit cunningly disguised – in a press release sent to the Cancer by the council on 17 September.

It’s good to know that the Cancer journos don’t even bother reading the press releases they type out now.

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4 Responses to Cancer on the case (again)

  1. BristleKRS says:

    I’ll see your two-and-a-bit months and raise you 47 weeks 😉

  2. Woodsy says:

    Given the council press release contained such crystal-clear terminology as “waste chargeable sacks”, it’s probably taken Northcliffe hacks this long to translate it into proper English from lumpen local authority jargon

  3. Dave Angel says:

    It amazes me today that they lead with a kid tripping up in a school playground.

    It is not like there is no news today, do we have to wait 2 weeks while they unearth the local connection to the big national story of the moment, the less than transparent Labour funding of the next election campaign for the marginal constituency in Bristol West?

  4. Gill says:

    Nice scoop BB atleast someone in Brizzol journalism is on the ball! 🙂


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